5Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.G1096G3402G3767G3402G2316G5613G27G5043 2Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.G2532G4043G1722G26G2531G5547G2532G25G2248G2532G3860G1438G5228G2257G4376G2532G2378G2316G1519G2175G3744 3Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God's people.G2532G4202G1161G3956G167G2228G4124G3687G3366G3687G1722G5213G2531G4241G40 4Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.G2532G151G2532G3473G2228G2160G3588G433G3756G433G235G3123G2169 5You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.G1063G5124G2075G1097G3754G3756G3956G4205G2228G169G2228G4123G3739G2076G1496G2192G2817G1722G932G5547G2532G2316 6Don't be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey him.G538G3367G538G5209G2756G3056G1063G1223G5023G2064G3709G2316G1909G5207G543 7Don't participate in the things these people do.G1096G3361G1096G3767G4830G846 8For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!G1063G2258G4218G4655G1161G3568G5457G1722G2962G4043G5613G5043G5457 9For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.G1063G2590G4151G1722G3956G19G2532G1343G2532G225 10Carefully determine what pleases the Lord.G1381G5101G2076G2101G2962 11Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.G2532G4790G3361G4790G175G2041G4655G1161G3123G2532G1651 12It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret.G1063G2076G149G2532G3004G2931G1096G5259G846G2931 13But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them,G1161G3956G1651G5319G5259G5457G1063G3956G5319G2076G5457 14for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, "Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light."G1352G3004G1453G2518G2532G450G1537G3498G2532G5547G2017G4671G2017 15So be careful how you live. Don't live like fools, but like those who are wise.G991G3767G4459G4043G199G3361G5613G781G235G5613G4680 16Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.G1805G2540G3754G2250G1526G4190 17Don't act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.G1223G5124G1096G3361G878G235G4920G5101G2307G2962 18Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,G2532G3182G3361G3182G3631G1722G3739G2076G810G235G4137G1722G4151 19singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts.G2980G1438G5568G2532G5215G2532G4152G5603G103G2532G5567G1722G5216G2588G2962 20And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.G2168G3842G5228G3956G2316G2532G3962G1722G3686G2257G2962G2424G5547 21And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.G5293G240G1722G5401G2316 22For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord.G1135G5293G2398G435G5613G2962 23For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church.G3754G435G2076G2776G1135G2532G5613G5547G2776G1577G2532G846G2076G4990G4983 24As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.G235G5618G1577G5293G5547G3779G2532G1135G2398G435G1722G3956 25For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for herG435G25G1438G1135G2531G5547G2532G25G1577G2532G3860G1438G5228G846 26to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God's word.G2443G846G37G2511G3067G5204G1722G4487 27He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.G2443G3936G846G1438G1741G1577G3361G2192G4696G2228G4512G2228G5100G5108G235G2443G5600G40G2532G299 28In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself.G3779G3784G435G25G1438G1135G5613G1438G4983G25G1438G1135G25G1438 29No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church.G1063G3762G4218G3404G1438G4561G235G1625G2532G2282G846G2531G2532G2962G1577 30And we are members of his body.G3754G2070G3196G846G4983G1537G846G4561G2532G1537G846G3747 31As the Scriptures say, "A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one."G473G5127G2641G444G2641G846G3962G2532G3384G2532G4347G4314G846G1135G2532G1417G2071G1519G3391G4561 32This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one.G5124G2076G3173G3466G1161G1473G3004G1519G5547G1519G2532G1577 33So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.G4133G2532G25G1520G1538G5210G2596G3779G25G1438G1135G5613G1438G1161G1135G2443G5399G435
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